King Tau uses Xaar tech in new print engine

Richard Stuart-Turner
Friday, March 12, 2021

Chinese printer manufacturer King Tau has launched a new industrial-grade print engine that incorporates Xaar's advanced printhead technologies.

Mills: "We welcome the opportunity to provide our products and technologies in China"
Mills: "We welcome the opportunity to provide our products and technologies in China"

The ‘Magic Cube’ utilises the Cambridge-headquartered inkjet developer’s TF Technology and High Laydown Technology to provide users with “significant performance improvements” for industrial inkjet printing.

Xaar’s TF Technology allows fluids to flow directly past the back of the printhead nozzle at very high flow rates. This prevents the nozzle from drying out, increasing its open time, and ensuring that the printhead is continuously primed for trouble free start-up, even after periods of non-use.

High Laydown Technology, meanwhile, enables the printing of textured effects onto flat surfaces up to 80μm thickness on every pass, which Xaar said delivers both reliability and higher productivity to the ‘Magic Cube‘ print engine.

Based in Guangzhou, King Tau develops machinery for use with numerous different industrial inkjet applications, offering a wide range of digital ceramic, corrugated board, glass, and wood floor printers. The manufacturer plans to use the new ‘Magic Cube’ engine in a selection of its future machines.

The company said Xaar’s technologies “deliver real value for our customers and differentiate our brand from competitive products”.

Xaar chief executive John Mills added: “We are delighted to be working with an industry leader such as King Tau and welcome the opportunity to provide our products and technologies in China.

“Through our partnership we see great potential in delivering the quality, performance and reliability that the Chinese market demands.”

In a trading statement released in January ahead of its year-end results for 2020, Xaar said it had “maintained operational performance” with a good order book and pipeline despite the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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